The person in charge of presenting the two patrons belonging to the Salesian Family, St. John Bosco and the Blessed Sister Maria Romero Meneses, was Jackson François, of Haiti, who described them speaking in Creole, his mother tongue.
In front of about 350,000 young people, the Haitian youth said that Don Bosco "made of his life a gift of light for the young. With overflowing joy, he understood that young people needed a close, loving, patient God, full of blessings for everyone. How we so need this joy, in a world like ours marked by sad faces without hope! May he teach us to proclaim the victory of good and the triumph of humble patience."
Young Jackson also explained that the Blessed Romero "teaches that service done with love can make life full, that dedication to the poor frees us from our selfishness and fills us with peace, makes us servants of mercy and motivates us to respond, from any vocation, to the call to sainthood".